Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar has been retained by Mumbai Indians under Indian Premier League (IPL) retention. While the franchise released Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, and more, the Rohit Sharma-led side retained young players like Tim David, Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, and Arjun Tendulkar.
Alike every season, the question has been raised on whether Arjun Tendulkar would get to play his maiden IPL fixture. The 23-year-old has been a part of the Mumbai Indians team for 2 seasons but he has not got a chance to debut in IPL till now.
Going through a blistering form, this may be the season Arjun Tendulkar makes his debut. However, the young all-rounder believes Test cricket is the epitome of the sport and his primary motive would be to represent India in whites.
The young Indian cricketer is now competing for Goa in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Before collecting a brace against Bihar, the southpaw played his maiden game against Andra Pradesh, which was called off due to rain. Soon after, on a pitch where Sai Sudarshan (112) and N Jagadeeshan (140) helped Tamil Nadu score 373/4 in 50 overs, Arjun Tendulkar took two important wickets for Goa.
Arjun Tendulkar had his best T20 figures of 4 for 10 in the group match against a strong Hyderabad squad in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Furthermore, the left-arm-medium pacer only allowed one run to be scored in his first over, then in his third over, he bowled a maiden before taking two wickets in the next two overs.
“My Biggest Motto is to Play Test Cricket”, Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar has shared a video on his Instagram in which he disclosed his biggest dream and what is his biggest motto in life. Arjun has said in answer to this question that his dream or say the biggest dream is to play Test cricket for India.
Fans are continuously commenting on this video and are hoping that they get a chance to play in this IPL and in the coming times they too play for the Indian cricket team.
The mini-auction for IPL 2023 is to be held on 23 December. After the retention process, now Rs 20.55 crore is left in the purse of Mumbai Indians. In such a situation, during the auction, it is expected that Mumbai Indians will target to buy such players who can fill Pollard’s shoes.